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Cannabis and HIV: So much more than palliative aid

Even though cannabis and cannabinoid-derived pharmaceuticals are frequently used by HIV/AIDS patients, several studies show that something interesting happens when cannabis is consumed.

What is HIV and how is it manifested?

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as the name implies, harms the immune system. HIV produces this effect by killing specific white blood cells (CD4 T cells), otherwise known as T-helper cells), which are in charge of destroying pathogens.

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01
Mar

Everything you need to know to claim medical marijuana on your tax return

For the almost 350,000 Canadians who are registered medical marijuana patients, buying the medication they need can be quite expensive. Fortunately though, medical marijuana is legal at the federal level in Canada (unlike in the US). That means registered patients can claim marijuana as a medical expense when filing their taxes each spring, writes Calvin Hughes. 

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01
Mar

How I use CBD to treat Endometriosis

I was officially diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 23, after years of being misdiagnosed and told that my symptoms were a “normal part of being a woman.” The diagnosis came after I finally underwent a laparoscopy, a surgical procedure used to determine the presence and severity of endometriosis.

Fri
01
Mar

In praise of going to therapy stoned

Upon first thought, going to therapy stoned sounds like a bad idea and a waste of money–but is it? Could cannabis actually enhance sessions and help clients get the most out of their treatment? Maybe those of us who go to therapy stone-cold-sober are doing it all wrong.  Mental healthcare is expensive, and there’s nothing worse than leaving a therapy session feeling like you didn’t get anywhere or kept emotions bottled up. For some, however, weed is the antidote.

Thu
28
Feb

These city workers were told they’d lose their jobs if they used medical marijuana

According to D.C. government human resources rules first established in 2016, most city employees are allowed to take part in the District’s medical marijuana program.

But some employees in the Department of Public Works say they were told otherwise, leading to confusion, distress, and hesitance to use medical marijuana to treat ailments due to fear over their job security.

Thu
28
Feb

Virginia medical cannabis to expand to full therapeutic-strength products

According to a release issued by the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Senator Siobhan Dunnavant's bill SB 1557 to clarify and improve the regulation of pharmaceutical processors is heading to the governor's desk after unanimously passing its final vote in the senate.

“Last year we passed unanimously the historic Let Doctors Decide bill that expanded patient access to our medical cannabis program,” said Dunnavant, a medical doctor from Henrico. “We got a lot of things right, but there are some screws that can be tightened so the law better benefits the health and well-being of all Virginians.”

Thu
28
Feb

Aphria and Manna Molecular Science ink licence agreement on cannabis transdermal patches

Aphria Inc. has reached a worldwide licence agreement with Manna Molecular Science, LLC regarding the latter company’s state-of-the-art cannabis transdermal patches.

“Under the agreement, Manna grants Aphria exclusive preferred vendor status for a period of five years, and an exclusive licence to produce, market, distribute, promote and sell Manna patches containing cannabis oil as an active ingredient,” notes a statement from Leamington, Ont.-headquartered Aphria, a global cannabis company.

Thu
28
Feb

States everywhere are pushing for marijuana legalization Bills

There were many indications that 2019 would be a huge year for marijuana with several high-profile governors supporting legalization efforts and Democrats promising to pass cannabis reform when re-taking control of the House of Representatives. But there has still been quite a lot of progress made since just the beginning of the year, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
28
Feb

Medical cannabis expenses eligible for tax deductions, confirms Canada Revenue Agency

Good news, medical cannabis patients!

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) confirmed this week that medical cannabis purchased under physician’s order can be considered an eligible medical expense, come tax season.

The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) received a letter last month from the CRA that officially confirmed that legal cannabis from a licensed producer counts as a legitimate medical expense.

Thu
28
Feb

Keeping kitty kalm: Dixie Brands subsidiary to offer CBD-infused, soft-chew cat treats to relieve stress

Dixie Brands Inc.’s pet wellness subsidiary, Therabis LLC, is entering the feline market with hemp-based soft chews the company reports are meant to promote stress relief.

The Calm and Quiet soft-chew treats “will be Therabis’ first product for cats, building upon its successful line of hemp-based treats and food toppers for dogs,” notes Dixie Brands, which offers development, packaging design, product innovation and quality control for the commercial production of cannabis-infused products.

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